E-cops are now on the case

AN E-MAIL system to help combat crime was launched in the Huntingdonshire on Monday. E-cops allows officers to update residents by e-mail, providing details about crimes and enables crimes and information about offenders to be reported back to the police.

AN E-MAIL system to help combat crime was launched in the Huntingdonshire on Monday.

E-cops allows officers to update residents by e-mail, providing details about crimes and enables crimes and information about offenders to be reported back to the police.

Chief Superintendent Mick Gipp, central divisional commander, said: "The E-cops scheme is a new way for the people of Huntingdonshire to communicate with their local officers.

"This will be a great intelligence tool for officers and provide residents with a way of letting us know the issues that are concerning them."

E-cops was initiated by East Chesterton community beat manager Pc Nik Percival in 2003 and now has more than 200 members across the county.

INFORMATION: To sign up visit www.cambs.police.uk and click on the E-cops link.